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How to Help Students Struggling with their Course

10 February 2021

Are Any of Your Students Struggling with the Course? What they wished they learned at school but never did. And how you can help!

Often students come into vocational education and training with little, to no, idea about the theoretical requirements of courses.  When this happens, it is not uncommon for students to struggle with providing appropriate responses to assessment tasks.  As educators we have a golden opportunity to ensure every student is fully equipped with the skills needed to be a successful participant in VET.

Feedback from 2020 says you want PD that helps you with students who might not be doing so well.  This session (also run in 2020) was rated 4.4/5 stars and provided attendees with: "Some good practical explore why a student is struggling and how to then engage and help them"  C.Harding

Here's what else attendees had to say in response to the question, What were the positive aspects of this training:
- "Fascinating subject presented helpfully and engagingly"  R Gould
- "the process of stepping through the important themes and developing the solutions we could apply with our students" & "I liked how this webinar concentrated on student psychology and tools we can use to assist them, as many other webinars concentrate on the mechanics of training &/or assessment"  L Gibbs
- "Provided great strategies to use with struggling student"  C Roden 

Key topics covered within the webinar

Join this webinar to hear about:

  • What most students need for their course, but have never been taught
  • How you, as a trainer/assessor, can fill this gap
  • Explicitly upskilling students in the core skill of learning
  • The benefits of understanding the ‘hidden curriculum’
  •  How all of the above can influence student participation and progression rates

NB. Can't make the session?
We send out all electronic resources to registrants within 48 hours of the session closure. All Velg Training Webinars are scheduled in AEST (QLD time) - please check your timezone before logging onto the online training session.

Date & Time

10 February 2021
11:00am - 12:00pm (AEST: QLD)

Other timezones:
12:00pm - 1:00pm (AEDT: NSW, ACT, VIC, TAS)
11:30am - 12:30am (ACDT: SA)
10:30am - 11:30am (ACST: NT)
9:00am - 10:00am (AWST: WA)


Who should attend

  • RTO/Compliance Managers
  • Training Managers
  • Trainer and Assessors
  • Teachers
  • L&D Managers

What to expect

Presented by Michelle Charlton, you will be provided with the following resources after the event:

  • PowerPoint
  • Recording of the webinar (three months access)
  • Additional electronic resources
  • Electronic Statement of Attendance


Michelle Charlton


Michelle first entered workplace training in 1993 when she was appointed Training Co-Ordinator for an international luxury goods brand and was responsible for staff training in sales skills and product knowledge. Since then, Michelle has worked in and out of the sector for a variety of public and private organisations.

One of Michelle’s greatest interests is ‘why’ and she looks to ignite and share this curiosity for learning at every opportunity.

Michelle is an experienced presenter and facilitator, a qualified trainer and assessor, and has industry qualifications and experience in project management, leadership and management, training and education, and business operations. She holds tertiary qualifications in Psychology, Adult and Vocational Education, and Training and Development.

 Michelle currently works with her team to offer specialised VET and RTO services, through resource development, validation services, and VET professional development opportunities.

Opportunities to interact

  • Use a microphone to speak with trainer/attendees (Not available in all Webinars)
  • Raise your 'virtual hand' to engage in discussion
  • Share your thoughts via online chat window
  • Answer online polls that provide instant group feedback

NB. If you would like to send chat questions to the presenter Michelle Charlton, before the session, please email

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